Don Bank is the oldest wooden house in North Sydney.
Don Bank heritage brochure (584KB)
It is located at 6 Napier Street, North Sydney NSW 2060.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 October 1854, said it was:
A pretty marine villa with commanding views of Port Jackson.
Don Bank is a remarkable mid-19th century timber slab cottage that survives with its remnant Victorian garden amidst North Sydney’s bustle and high-rise office buildings. It is on the NSW State Heritage Register, and was saved from the bulldozer by community support and opened as a museum in 1981. The displays in the museum focus on the history of the house, and its former occupants.
Admission is $2 ($1 conc) and is open Wed 12-3pm, Sat 10am-12pm, Feb to mid-Dec (closed public holidays)
The museum is less than ten minutes walk from North Sydney Railway Station, or bus to Miller St or Pacific Hwy.
For Hire / Events
Don Bank hire brochure (6MB)
This unique historical space is available for hire by community groups and is perfect for art groups, music and film societies or play reading.
Courtyard, tables and folding /plastic chairs, wheelchair accessible toilet, TV and DVD player, loading dock, modern kitchen, flexible room/seating arrangements
Rates differ between Not-for-profit/community groups (first session free), or Commercial Organisations (discount for regular hirers), see the information brochure above.
For bookings, contact Stanton Library on 9936 8400, firstname.lastname@example.org
Live Poets at Don Bank meets 4th Wed of month (Feb to Dec), 7.30-10.30pm
More event information
Australian Fairy Tale Society meets 1st Sat of month, bimonthly, Feb-Nov, 1.30-4.30pm ($15 members; $20 non-members)